Covid-19 claims a living legend. Orioles minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski was a figure writ large. The inspiration for Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Dalkowski was a character whose stories passed among players, taking on a mythic life of their own. Ron Shelton, a minor leaguer himself, received the dugout legend from those around him…… Continue reading Nuke LaLoosh Is Dead
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Alvarez signed a one year deal worth 5.75M
Fowler changes his mind last second to sign a one year deal with the Cubs.
The new deal is worth 20 million for two years with a third year option for an additional 13 mil or a 2 mil buyout.
It’s a 3 year, 35 Million dollar deal.
5 years deal worth 80Mil
The Orioles have landed Korean outfilder Hyun-soo Kim, agreeing to terms on a two year, 7M contract with the left handed hitter. Kim has put up a big .318/.406/.488 slash in the offensively robust KBO, and last year had his best-ever showing. Not only did he slash .326/.438/.541, but Kim also banged a career-best 28 home runs.…… Continue reading Orioles Sign Hyun-soo Kim
The deal is for four years at 31M.
Mascots and Moose. What more do you need?
The Mariners will be sending Mark Trumbo and a yet to be identified player to Baltimore in exchange for Catcher Steve Clevenger. Trumbo could be an option at First Base if they are unable to retain the services of Chris Davis. If Davis does return, he can fit in at Left Field and Designated Hitter. …… Continue reading Orioles Acquire Mark Trumbo From Seattle For Steve Clevenger
The Atlanta Braves have signed pitcher Bud Norris to a one year deal worth 2.5 million.
He is now the second person to do so, and is arguably the biggest name.
MLBTrade Rumors has a really nice write up over today’s decision. Camdenchat has a really nice write up of the history of this legal dispute. (And presents it in a way that you don’t need to be a lawyer to understand.) When that negotiation failed, the arbitration was initiated, with the Orioles proposing a $34MM payout for…… Continue reading Judge Rules In Favor Of Orioles In MASN Dispute
To QO or not to QO?